Numbers of Clergy and the Pastoral Care

Nicholas Hope

in German and Scandinavian Protestantism 1700-1918

Published in print July 1999 | ISBN: 9780198269946
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600647 | DOI:

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 Numbers of Clergy and the Pastoral Care

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Considers the first Protestant religious statistics, and a modern ‘practical theology’ that informed clergy and parishioners about the physiognomy of their local churches. A division between traditional village and hometown, and market town and industrial city, began to emerge. This put clergy recruitment and pastoral care in crisis. Class and secularism became worrisome.

Keywords: class; clergy recruitment; home town; industrial city; market town; pastoral care; practical theology; religious statistics; secularism; village

Chapter.  8313 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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